Dining Room Ceiling Painting Tricks in Chadds Ford, PA
When you want to get a better looking dining room, you may look to the walls and think of how much nicer they would look if they were more freshly painted — any paint job will lose its good look over time, even if you properly prepare for it and use good quality paint!
However, you may not realize how important it is to occasionally paint your ceiling — and if you want ceilings that look good, it’s important to take into account some basic tips that will make for a better painting project.
Let’s have a look at some dining room ceiling painting tricks to help get your ceiling looking good.
1. Ladder Is Best
There are a number of ways that you can reach up to the ceiling, but by far the best of them involves making use of a ladder and then reaching up a short way to get your brush or paint roller to the ceiling.
You could make a sort of scaffolding system using things you have in the house, but this is difficult to use, clumsy in terms of reaching all parts of the ceiling, and can even be dangerous.
You can even make use of a telescoping handle for your paint brush or paint roller, but this can get quite awkward in terms of maneuverability and handling of the brush or paint roller.
By making use of a ladder, you can easily reach the ceiling, it is quite portable, and there is no awkwardness in reaching the ceiling at exactly the right place.
2. Cover The Floor
Of course we want to believe that if we make use of a special paint for painting our ceiling, that means that we won’t have to protect the floor, right?
Yet this is not the case as even the paint that is made for painting the ceiling that claims that it will have minimal drips… will have some drips, to some extent.
Therefore, it is important to have some sort of protective material on the floor, whether it is a drop cloth or a tarp that is going to be heavyweight enough that it won’t move around as we walk around the room (and defeat the purpose of having it there in the first place!)
The time that it takes to cover your floor is a lot less than how long it would take to clean the paint off of your floor, should it drip down and then dry on there — in some cases, considerably less time.
3. White Is Not Your Only Option
For some reason, when people think about painting their ceiling they immediately decide that the only color that they can paint it is white — yet that is not the case at all.
Really, you can have a good look around the room and think about all of the different colors that you see there including the color or colors of the walls, and based on that make a choice as to what you want the ceiling to be painted — and while it can be white, it does not have to be.
Given that it is your dining room being painted, you can choose from a number of colorful options and make for a more interesting dining room.
4. Surfaces Should Dry
Lastly, remember that when you are painting your dining room ceiling, there are going to be a number of steps that involve getting the ceiling wet (including when you clean your ceiling) and when this is the case you have to make sure to allow time for the ceiling to dry.
Even just the step of applying paint to the ceiling means that you have to start with a dry surface — to do otherwise means that you are going to have a rather messy paint issue or a number of issues later on.
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